Appleby soars with an eagle early on day two

BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2003 Australian Open | Round Two | 19 Dec 2003
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Stuart Appleby was first to make a statement on day two of the Australian Open when he eagled the second hole to join Queenslander Chris Downes in the lead at five under. He bogeyed the third to fall back to four under but the highest world ranked player in the event is lurking menacingly.

Aaron Baddeley has birdied three of his first four holes to join Appleby in joint second place, a position they share with Peter Lonard who will not join the battle until his tee time of 12:24 and Richard Green who birdied the third hole. The only other moves near the top of the board have come from Jarrod Moseley who has moved to two under and defending champion Stephen Allan who has moved to one under.

Once again the calm conditions that prevailed for most of yesterday have returned with little or no threat of rain today and the winds not likely to increase to any great extent for the remainder of the day.

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